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Are you looking for free printable Thanksgiving word searches to keep the kids busy? Here are some Thanksgiving word searches with a little challenge for everyone, from kindergarten to adults. Grab these free printable word searches made with gratitude for the month of November…

I wanted to offer something special for everyone today, so I spent the day creating these free Thanksgiving word searches for all levels and grades. I’ve broken down the levels so you know who the word search is good for – be sure to get the free word searches in the resource library along with all the other freebies. 

What you need to know to download and print the free word searches

You are free to print out and use these word searches for personal use – please don’t sell or distribute the files (please send people to this page to get their own free copies).

Just click on the pictures of the word searches for an immediate download.

The acorns in the top-right corner will tell you what level it is: 1 acorn = level 1 etc. I’ve given lots of info below about what’s in each level and the suitable ages.

Be sure to print out your word search on US Letter or international A4 paper (if you click here you will find more info on all paper sizes). Set your printer to ‘fit’ the page before you print. These word searches will be difficult to read if they are printed any smaller than US Letter size or A4, so I don’t recommend printing them smaller on two on a page.

Level 1: Easy Thanksgiving word searches

Keep the kids busy with this fun, free Thanksgiving word search:

Easy Thanksgiving word search instant download

These are the easy Thanksgiving word searches. You’ll see one heart in the top-right corner indicating that this is a level 1 word search.

There are a maximum of 11 words to find in level 1, with nice big letters to search through. All words are hidden across (left to right) and down.

Level 1 Thanksgiving word searches are good for 1st grade and 2nd grade age groups.


Level 2: Medium Thanksgiving word searches

Medium Thanksgiving word search instant download

Level 2 is a level up and things are heating up! You’ll see 2 hearts in the top-right corner confirming the challenge is on here.

At this level there are 20 hidden words to find, with words being hidden across (left to right), down and diagonally. The letters are also slightly smaller than level 1 and there are more rows and columns to search through.

Level 2 is recommended for this in the 2nd grade, 3rd grade and 4th grade.

Level 3: Challenging Thanksgiving word searches

Difficult Thanksgiving word search instant download

Now we’re turning up the Thanksgiving heat!

Level 3 presents 40 hidden words – how quickly can you find them all?

Be careful when you look – they can be hidden up, down, backward, forward, or diagonally.

Smaller letters, more rows and more words make this a difficult Thanksgiving word search, but I promise you’ll love it!

Who is level 3 for? Any willing participants from 5th grade up.


I hope you enjoy doing these Thanksgiving word searches as much as I enjoyed making them!

If you want more fun, free love-theme activities to do, grab these free heart coloring pagesOr find out exactly what the different emoji heart colors mean.

You can also check out these fun St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages, where you’ll find laughing leprechauns, lucky shamrocks, pots of gold and Celtic designs for crafts and good old Irish fun!